Junior Brooke Rodes (Traverse City/West) of the Ferris State University women's golf team will occupy a familiar role for the second consecutive season as she has been named team captain for the 2010-11 season in an announcement made by fourth-year Bulldog women's golf head coach Mike Mignano.
Rodes, who earned National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-America Scholar honors for the 2009-10 season, also served as captain for the 2009-10 team which took seventh-place honors at the 2010 NCAA-II Super Regional One (May 2-4) in Springfield, Mo.
Rodes, a 2009-10 All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Honorable Mention selection, concluded the 2009-10 season averaging a career single-season best 83.54 strokes per round (2,172 total strokes) in 26 rounds. She registered three top 20-place efforts last season, including a personal season best fifth-place tying performance at the Tiffin (Ohio) Kyle Ryman Invitational (April 18-19).
This season, Rodes finished 39th place with a two-round 164-stroke total in a non-scoring capacity at the season-opening Ferris State Tom Kirinovic Classic (Sept. 5-6) in Big Rapids, Mich.
Rodes has presently accumulated an 83.88 career stroke average (2,768 total strokes) in 33 rounds. She has placed among the top 20 individuals four times in tournament action with two of those being in the top five finishers.
The Bulldogs were listed among other teams receiving votes in the 2010-11 preseason edition of the Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division II Coaches' Poll.
Ferris State is on the links this weekend (Sept. 11-12) as the Bulldogs are participating in the Lake Superior State Invitational at The Oaks in Kincheloe, Mich.